Monday, April 12, 2010

Teach News April 12, 2010

Our Special Olympics is Saturday, April 17!

Please come to school at 9:00 a.m. Saturday to help set up the various games and posters.  The check-in time for athletes starts at 10:00 a.m.  Please be there early on Saturday morning!  It will only be a few hours.  

This will be a great event, with awards and certificates given to the Special Olympians.  Let's have a great day!!  It's all about teaching our children the importance of community service by supporting our Special Olympians.  Expect to see lots of smiles and expect to be hugged!

Sport is not only fun, it empowers individuals of all kinds.  Read here about empowerment through sport.

Penny Wars!!

Start saving your change...the Penny Wars are returning to Teach on April 21, 22 and 23.  Here's how the much-anticipated annual Student Council fundraiser works:  Collection jars are set out for each class.  The pennies that are added count for one point.  Any "silver" that is added takes away points - 5 for a nickel, 10 for a dime, 25 for a quarter.  So the strategy is to add pennies to your class's jar and silver to the other classes!  The class with the highest points gets an ice cream party!

Earth Day is April 22!

North County Earth Day celebration is April 18, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Atascadero Lake Park.  There will be a children's parade of the Earth's creatures at 1:30 p.m.  Please tell all school aged children to come dressed as their favorite animal.  All children who participate in the parade will receive a gift.
Get some ideas for commitments you can make on this 40th anniversary of Earth Day.  Make Earth Day every day!
Chili Cookoff May 19

Please note that the date for the Spring Chili Cook Off and Big Buck Bingo has been changed to May 19.  Get your recipes fine-tuned!!